Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 2 reviews

Jams & Sweet Sauces

Cook time Cook time: 5 minutes

Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 04:06 pm

A 10 minute homemade caramel sauce no thermometer required, foolproof, only 3 ingredients, one pot and 10 minutes of stirring its all it takes.

Making sauces at home can be fun and budget friendly. Like my other Homemade Blueberry Sauce, this one is perfect to go on any desserts. In addition, if you are a huge caramel lover like I am, I suggest using it to make various other desserts. My other popular once are Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines and Marshmallow Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake.

Caramel Sauce No Thermometer Needed

This Caramel Sauce requires No Thermometer, and it is ready in under 10 minutes. Similarly, the sauce is delicious, and easily made at home. Now, once you make this caramel sauce you will never ever go to store bought again. Because, its creamy, easy to make, sweet and so good on everything. Also, this sauce is not for stuffing brownies, you would need a thicker version. However, this caramel sauce will be perfect to put on ice cream, coffee, shakes, cakes and well, basically everything you want to pour it on, this is the recipe you need.

I like how quickly this comes together, start to finish its 10 minutes, maybe less, it requires stirring, but thanks God no fancy kitchen gadgets or thermometers are involved. Also, it can be stored for up to two weeks in a jar in the fridge, and can be heated in the microwave if it solidifies in the fridge.

Why you will love this Caramel Sauce:

  • Firstly, it’s easily and conveniently made at home.
  • Minimum time and ingredients are required.
  • Also, it’s a much cheaper and healthier alternative to conventional store bought caramel.
  • Perfect to use on Ice Cream and Cookies.

What ingredients are needed to make the perfect Caramel Sauce:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Salt
Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel Sauce Recipe

A 10 minute homemade caramel sauce no thermometer required, foolproof, only 3 ingredients, one pot and 10 minutes of stirring its all it takes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature and cut up into pieces)
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt sugar while stirring constantly until a brownish liquid forms.
  • When sugar has completely melted, add the butter and stir until well combined.
  • Carefully, while still stirring add the heavy cream, once all the cream has been added let the mixture boil without stirring for one minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in salt, transfer to a mason jar (or any other container) and let it cool.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 17mg
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Sam @ SugarSpunRun

I love this, it must be SO much better than the store-bought variety! Love that no thermometer is needed, too, I always get frustrated when there are candy thermometers involved.


No frustration with this recipe Sam :)


Dani @ Dani California Cooks

I've never tried making caramel! You make it look easy!


Dani, is very easy! You have to try it to see for yourself!



A caramel sauce that can be made in 10 minutes with no thermometer seriously sounds like a dream!!


Yes, and there are no excuses not to make it when its that easy.


Thao @ In Good Flavor

I love this easy, fuss-free caramel sauce! If I am not putting it on everything, I would be eating it out of the jar!


Hey Thao its good out of the jar as well :)



Homemade caramel sauce is my weakness! Love how easy this comes together! I think I could just drink that up all by itself!:)


Yes Kelly, I have to restrain myself from drinking it!


Ciao Florentina

I haven't made caramel in ages. I love the simplicity of this recipe and who doesn't love caramel ? Problem is I'd pour it all over ice cream and eat a bucket of it !nom-nom



Does the caramel sauce stay liquid after it cools, or does it solidify as many homemade sauces do? I am a huge fan of making things from scratch... That's how I grew up, plus it tastes better, and to me I like to know whats im my food and be able to pronounce the names of all the ingredients.


Hi Mary, the caramel stays quiet liquid, it never fully solidifies, it still has the consistency of a sauce, and if you want it more liquid you can heat it up for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Also, I am so with you on the made from scratch alternative, thats exactly how I grew up to and I prefer to know what went into my food :) thanks for reading!


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